Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12) (IHDS-I and II) form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid transition.

India Human Development Surveys I (2004-5) and II (2011-12)  (IHDS-I and II)  form part of a collaborative research program between researchers from the National Council of Applied Economic Research and the University of Maryland. The goal of this program is to document changes in the daily lives of Indian households in a society undergoing rapid transition. In documenting the way they live, work, educate their children, care for their aged parents, and deal with ill health, we seek to infuse the development discourse with the experiences of ordinary people. Building on NCAER’s prior work in the 1990s, these surveys provide a rich empirical data base that will be available free of charge to a wide range of researchers in India and abroad, allowing for informed policy debates. The IHDS-I data are available free of charge to researchers worldwide and are being used by about 7,000 users. With an urban and rural sample of over 40,000 households spread across 33 states and union territories of India, the IHDS are the first large scale nationwide panel surveys in India and will serve as a unique public resource.

The latest report on MGNREGA: A Catalyst for Rural Transformation  published by NCAER and University of Maryland is available here

 

Researchers

  • 338Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Sonalde Desai is a Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland and Professor at NCAER, and Director of NCAER’s National Data Innovation Centre. She is a demographer whose work deals primarily with social inequalities in developing countries with a particular focus on gender and class inequalities in human development. While much of her research...   Read More

  • 2263Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    O. P. Sharma is a Fellow at the NCAER, specializing in primary data collection, field management, field training, coding and editing. He is currently working in the project ‘India Human Development Survey-III. Some of the other studies he has worked on include: Fertilizer Consumption and Quality Seeds, India Human Development Survey-I 2004-05, Rural Economic and Demographic...   Read More

  • 2266Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Dinesh Kumar Tiwari is a Fellow at NCAER. He is an anthropologist with rich experience of primary data collection of large scale social surveys, qualitative interviews and experimental data collection with special focus on field management, monitoring and supervision, ensuring data quality. His areas of interest include migration studies, ethnographic research, public health and experimental economics.....   Read More

  • 2269Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Debasis Barik is a Fellow at NCAER, working in the area of public health and mortality. His research interests are in public health, demography, migration, gender, labour and social security. His current research focuses on health and health systems analysis. His other research interests include analysing the issues arising out of demographic transition in India.

  • 2272Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Prabir Kumar Ghosh is a Fellow at NCAER. Currently, he is involved in coordinating all-India level survey work and analysis of large scale primary data. His research interests include development economics, human development, income, expenditure, poverty & nutrition, demography, and budgetary analysis on social sector & poverty alleviation programs.

  • 2275Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Jaya Koti is a Project Analyst at NCAER, working with the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC) and India Human Development Survey (IHDS) - III.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Rural Development from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).  She has worked on various projects like “Under Nutrition and Public Policy in India”, “India Human Development...   Read More

  • 2278Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Ruchi Jain is a Senior Research Analyst at NCAER. She is a demographer by training. Her primary research interest is in public health, gender, reproductive and sexual health and migration. At NCAER, she has worked on various projects like IDRC, IHDS and Rural Housing. Currently she is working with the National Data Innovation Centre. Her doctoral...   Read More

  • 2455Human Development in India (IHDS-I and II)

    Anupma Mehta is Editor at NCAER. She is responsible for writing, editing, and producing diverse company literature, including digital content, press releases, newsletters, working papers, reports, proposals, and project briefs for dissemination among stakeholders and clients of NCAER. She leads the communications team and is Managing Editor of the in-house flagship journal, the India Policy Forum,...   Read More

External Team:
Prof. Reeve Vanneman, Mr. Surajit Baruah, Ms. Kriti Vikram, Mr. Tyler Myroniuk, Ms. Esha Chatterjee